Aug 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
martha stewart branded home goods to tell you about. at issue is whether jcpenney can sell certain products despite macy's deal with martha stewart. >>> a facebook milestone. its stock finally trading above its initial public offering of $38. the stock rose as high as 38.31 but then fell to close at 36.80. and they say you can never be too rich or too thin. but what if you had to choose? the credit karma poll finds only about 3 in 10 americans would be willing to gain 25 pounds to get out of debt. apparently a pound of flesh is worth an awful lot. good question. >>> just ahead, the latest in the battle between college athletes and video gamemaker electronic arts. >>> plus, christian ronaldo better stick to soccer. sports when we return. >>> now for the latest in sports, philadelphia eagles wide receiver riley cooper is apologizing for making a racial slur at a kenny chesney concert. it was captured on video and led to him getting fined. cooper said he was drinking when he directed the "n" word as an african-american security guard at the june concert. >> this is, you know, kind of
Aug 9, 2013 4:00am PDT
for the president to address before he heads off to the nine-day vacation in martha's vineya vineyard. it's not unusual to see these types of press conferences late summer. congress is gone all month which means republicans and a lot of his critics are gone. the president will have the stage. what will he talk about? he will undoubtedly be asked about canceling this conference, the summit, with vladimir putin with the russian president. why that happened and how much the asylum for edward snowden had to do with that decision. he will also likely be asked to address the terror threats in the middle east. now not just the one that shut down 19 embassies and consulates this week, but a new one that is now shutting down the consulate in lahore in pakistan. that's a separate issue, according to the state department. but clearly concerns throughout that region. egypt, syria, unrest in those regions. what is the appropriate level of u.s. involvement? where does russia stand with the syrian government? all expected to come up today. >> and all very important. >>> nbc news will have live coverage
Aug 12, 2013 4:00am PDT
vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan to increase oversight of the nsa surveillance programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are not fearful that we, the government, are violating their privacy. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa warned added oversight could hurt a key part of the program, moving quick three protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post-cold war low. ever since snowden obtained asyl num the country. president obama has canceled a meeting with vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority, and t
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before heading out to martha's vineyard for vacation. john? >> kristin fisher in washington, thanks very much. >>> stay with abc news for the latest on the terror threat. we'll carry the president's news conference live from the white house. >>> after his news conference, the president meets with secretary of state john kerry. kerry is getting together today with his russian counterpart. the meeting comes two days after president obama canceled a summit meeting with president vladimir putin. the case of leaker edward snowden is on the agenda. >>> another major story this morning. the threat of more flooding hanging over the center of the nation again today. >> right now, it's raining from texas to the northeast. and in missouri, rescue teams were out in full force, searching for friends and family members. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had two tennessee parents in a panic. little lauren, rescued from her family's attic by firefighters. her father, in shock. >> next thing you know, we're in the attic, trying to get the baby upstairs. and it's hard. it'